August 6, 2011

Special Prayerfest Edition of Idiot of the Week

The Response

Texas Gov. Rick Perry already received Idiot of the Week "honors" for his Christian extremist prayerfest. You know, the one in which he has proudly used his office as governor to promote evangelical fundamentalist Christianity. But since today is the day said prayerfest is happening, I felt that another mention was in order. Besides, Perry is hardly the only idiot associated with this thing. Even though none of the state governors Perry invited are planning to attend, he has still managed to assemble an all-star cast of idiots like nothing we've ever seen since the last National Prayer Breakfast.

Thanks to Secular News Daily, we have a fairly comprehensive list of who is behind this idiotfest, featuring the likes of the American Family Association, the International House of Prayer (seriously, there is a group with this name), John Hagee, James Dobson, David Barton, and many others. A smorgasbord of idiocy!

American Atheists has organized a protest of the event in Houston. They are expecting over 900 protestors.